Faith and Spirituality, Family, Life Lessons, Quotes

Foundations

Every chance I get, I tell people of the foundation of faith, family, and love on which my parents built their lives. That, in turn, set such a wonderful example for their children and from there, their grandchildren. I went to stay with them for a couple of weeks a while back as my dad… Continue reading Foundations

Gratitude, Nature, Writing

Finding Peace Through Gratitude

Writing fiction has always been my passion. Mysteries, cozy mysteries, suspense, contemporary fiction, it doesn't matter. I love getting lost in the land of make believe, creating characters, settings, and stories, living vicariously through them. And when I read a story, it's all about being transported into the world of which I'm reading, feeling like… Continue reading Finding Peace Through Gratitude

Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude, Life Lessons, Quotes

Praying for Strangers

A while back I read the book  Praying for Strangers: An Adventure of the Human Spirit by River Jordan, and at the time I had no idea how that book would impact my life. The book is about the 2009 New Year's Resolution of an introverted woman whose sons were about to go off to war. Her quest… Continue reading Praying for Strangers

A to Zing, Faith and Spirituality, Fun, Writing

“F” is for…

So I couldn't decide to post on forgiveness or faithfulness, because both are critical for me to live a joyful, successful life.  Faithful, however, seems to jive with my theme a little better for the A to Zing fun, so Faithful it is. Dictionary.com defines "Faithful" as such: faith·ful /ˈfeɪθfəl/ Show Spelled [feyth-fuhl] Show IPA adjective… Continue reading “F” is for…

Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude, Writing

Thankful Thursday – Freedom to Express my Faith

My faith plays a significant role in my day-to-day thoughts and actions. It's who I am. Having the freedom to outwardly express my faith, in essence being free to be me, is a freedom I cherish, allowing me to live by faith rather than fear. I'm so thankful I am able to: 1.     Attend the… Continue reading Thankful Thursday – Freedom to Express my Faith

Faith and Spirituality, Family, Life Lessons

What Will People Think?

That concern has consumed too much mental energy through the years, as well as dictated my words and behaviors on all too many occasions. It has led to lying and racing to cover up anything that would not be acceptable, sometimes stopping at nothing, magnifying the situation tenfold, in order to control what others would… Continue reading What Will People Think?